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Politics Dec 19WATCH: House passes massive tax bill
The vote, largely along party lines, was 227-203 and capped a GOP sprint to deliver a major legislative accomplishment to President Donald Trump after a year of congressional stumbles and non-starters. Now the bill moves to the Senate.
Nation Oct 13IRS suspends $7.25 million Equifax contract after pressure from Congress
The IRS said it suspended the contract as "a precautionary step" while the agency reviews the company's security systems.
Nation Oct 13Social Security benefits to rise by 2 percent in 2018
WASHINGTON — Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2 percent increase in benefits next year. It’s the largest increase since 2012 but comes to only $25 a month for the average beneficiary. The Social Security…
Politics Jul 19After failed health care bill, here’s how Senate Republicans can move forward
Senate Republicans are scrambling to pick up the pieces after their attempt to repeal and replace the Obama-era health care law collapsed a second time.
Politics Jun 30Republicans push bill to let churches endorse political candidates
Churches should have the First Amendment right to endorse political candidates and still keep their tax-free status, say House Republicans.
Politics Jun 29What does GOP’s struggle with health care mean for tax reform?
Senate Republicans' struggle to pass a health care bill is jeopardizing another of Trump's top priorities: overhauling America's tax system.
Politics Jun 27The GOP health bill has big tax cuts for rich, not much for others
Millionaires would get tax cuts averaging $52,000 a year from the Senate Republicans' health bill while middle-income families would get about $260, according to a new analysis of the foundering bill.
Politics Jun 25Why Republicans are struggling mightily to overhaul tax code
Why is President Donald Trump, who has promised the largest tax cut ever, having so much trouble accomplishing one of his main initiatives?…
Politics Jun 20WATCH: Ryan, Pence to speak on overhauling tax code this year
WASHINGTON — Overhauling the nation's tax code in a once-in-a-generation opportunity, says House Speaker Paul Ryan, who is promising to act by the end of the year despite political divisions among Republicans and a crowded legislative agenda for Congress.
Politics Jun 14After shooting, lawmakers call for increased security
One Republican congressman says he's going to start carrying a gun in public after a gunman opened fire on a baseball practice, injuring Rep. Steve Scalise and several others. Some lawmakers want beefed up security at town halls.